Honey Nut Popcorn with Bacon is the perfect snack and would be amazing for a tailgate party. Make plenty because it's addicting!
As much as John and I love cooking together, we usually go out on the weekends. On one of our recent trips downtown, we stopped at a place that has very eclectic food. While we waited for our food, we had some of the most amazing popcorn we've ever eaten. They didn't share their recipe, but I got out my phone and started typing everything that I could see and taste. To tell you the truth, I can't even remember what it tastes like now, but I'm sure happy with my Honey Nut Popcorn with Bacon.
I'm pretty sure that it was all savory and didn't have the honey nuts in it. If it didn't, they should add them. They are so good with all of the savory flavors going on here. I got the idea for making the honey nuts when I saw these amazing Maple Sesame Almonds on my friend Demeter's blog The Beaming Baker. Demeter develops recipes that are gluten free, vegetarian & vegan and she makes it look so easy to maintain that lifestyle. I used her method for the honey nuts.
This popcorn would be perfect for a football party. You better make a ton of it because it's addicting!
This Honey Nut Popcorn with Bacon is the perfect snack for tailgating. Make plenty because it's addicting!
- 20 cups popcorn, popped
- ½ cup bacon, 4 slices, chopped
- 2 teaspoons fennel seed
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups peanuts
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Cover a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- In a large skillet add coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, and salt. Cook on low until smooth. Add peanuts and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Watch carefully so they don't burn.
- Pour peanuts onto covered baking sheet. Allow to cool completely. Separate any large clumps as they cool.
- In a small saucepan combine butter, fennel seed, coriander, paprika and celery seed. Simmer and stir until butter is melted and spices blend together.
- Add popcorn to a large bowl. Pour melted butter-spice combination over popcorn stirring as you pour. Add peanuts and bacon. Taste for salt. Serve immediately.
You can also add parmesan for another variation.
Honey nut instructions based on Beaming Baker's Maple Sesame Almonds recipe.
Amount Per Serving Calories 167Saturated Fat 3gCholesterol 6mgSodium 58mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 5g
If you need another snack idea how about some candy bar popcorn? It's delicious too!